INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London

13th April 2020


INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonIf ever we need some positivity and hope, it's now; and this delightful inspiration shoot is bursting with happiness!

The stunning Lillibrooke Manor in the heart of the Thames Valley was the host for this elegantly rustic styled shoot. A colour palette of green, black and gold with a hint of purple was inspired by the lush countryside and the golden rays of late afternoon sunshine that comes through when walking through the estate grounds. 

South Event Specialists is a London-based wedding and events company who have a strong focus on sourcing locally and in season, and strive towards having as small a carbon footprint as possible. They support suppliers who share our ethos and aim to create celebrations that are as environmentally friendly as they are filled with joy and beauty. Their inspiration for the shoot was found in the natural beauty of Lillibrooke’s historic buildings and the estate’s surrounding greenery. The shoot tells a story of young love in the countryside, with a sophisticated take on rustic romance.

The Venue

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonLovingly restored as a perfect wedding venue, Lillibrooke Manor provides a romantic and picturesque setting for your special day. We offer exclusive hire of the whole estate, allowing your wedding party the privacy of a venue that is all yours. Wander our stunning grounds and gardens and choose from a variety of beautiful buildings for your ceremony and reception, as well as The Cottage Room for bridal party preparations.

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonHold your ceremony in The Great Barn, Engine House or The Small Barn – or outside in the quintessentially English Cloister Garden when the weather permits. The expert and caring Heritage Venues team are on hand to help you create a truly unique wedding to ensure that everything runs perfectly so that you and your guests have a truly unforgettable day!

The Hair & Makeup

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Mako Smith MakeupINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Mako Smith MakeupWith an ambition to be totally environmentally-friendly and carbon-neutral, Mako Smith is an advocate for small changes but everyone in order to make a big impact on positive environmental change. She recycles empty plastic cosmetic jars and tabs, and uses cruelty-free products (such as eyeshadow palettes, skincare products and makeup brushes) and biodegradable cotton buds made of bamboo. The look she created for the shoot was natural hair and makeup with a boho rustic feel to it. Nothing dramatic, nothing harsh, only a soft romantic feel created using cruelty-free products.

The Hair Accessory

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Flox DesignFlox Design created a matt white hair vine with freshwater pearls on a silver wire which is worn by the stunning Maddison; Flox Design hand-makes all items bespoke and to order. 

The Dress

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - W WeddingINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - W WeddingINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - W Wedding
When deciding whether to buy or hire a bridal dress for your wedding, you should make a decision that suits your situation and budget as well as considering the environment. At W Wedding, being environmentally-friendly is one of the critical elements that is embedded in their business philosophy. While most bridal boutiques only sell wedding dresses, more and more brides are looking for an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution when looking for their dream dress, and W Wedding is one of a very few London bridal boutiques that offers both hire and buying options. 

Seemingly simple, this beautiful gown is romantic and timeless. With its soft off-white lace details and its sweep train, it is the perfect gown for the young and modern countryside bride. 

The Florals and Styling

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Plan Style HireINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Plan Style HireINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Plan Style HireA full, soft and romantic bouquet filled with English roses and wild cornflowers were accompanied by an abundance of greenery, echoing the romantic look and feel of the shoot.

The Stationery

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Made by Rae DesignsINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Made by Rae DesignsINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Made by Rae DesignsRae Jenkins at Made By Rae Designs took inspiration from the green foliage to create a simple botanical calligraphy stationery suite, adding interest and texture by using a mixture of sustainable and eco-friendly materials.

The Cake

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of London - Sugar Lily CakeryCreated by the Sugar Lily Cakery, the cake consisted of four tiers of soft greens and white with accents of vintage gold around the edge of the third tier. Watercolours were used to achieve the green drips, bringing a modern edge to the traditional design of the cake, and the floating eucalyptus garland cascading down and around the cake bought a romantic side of the design.

The Portraits

INSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonINSPIRATION - Young Love at Lillibrooke Manor: A Rustic Wedding Editorial Coordinated by South Event Specialists and Captured by Couple of LondonThe happy and relaxed wedding photography team, Couple of London, are a husband and wife team who love the minimalist approach to life, living simply and cherishing every day. By giving directions instead of posing, both Zibi and Karolina are able to capture real emotions and connections between two loving human beings! Their natural and timeless approach to wedding photography involves keeping all the colours both vivid and contrasty, but not over edited. They proudly offer their real wedding clients photo albums using FSC-approved and recycled materials, keeping both quality and being environmentally-friendly as top priorities.

The Videography 

RK Cinematography uses the latest filming equipment, and Robert prioritises respect and compassion for all other living beings.


My thanks to all the team for sharing this beautiful inspiration with GREEN UNION!

Gwenda x

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​Credits

Venue: Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Venue

Concept Design & Co-ordination: South Events Specialists

Styling: Plan Style Hire

Makeup and Hair: Mako Smith Makeup

Wedding Dress: W-Wedding London

Hair Accessory: Flox Bridal

Wedding Cake: Sugar Lily Cakery

Videography: RK Cinematography

Stationery: Made By Rae Designs

Photography: Couple of London

Female Model: Maddison

Male Model: Connor


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